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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

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Lovely pub, fantastic food and great service! Can't recommend highly enough, just book and try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Jeff 15 September 2016
from Honiton

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A grade II-listed former farmhouse, The Five Bells Inn is a rustic country pub in the heart of Devon. Dating back to the 16th-century, Five Bells is a beautiful thatched Tudor building with whitewashed walls and a leafy, tranquil garden.

Vintage British character is offset by ultra-modern seasonal cuisine on The Five Bells menu. Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower, cumin and lemon thyme precede chump of Dartmoor lamb with parsnip, rosemary and ramson, while the pub champions a 1-pot cooking method in which whole chickens are pan-roasted and served in the pan at the table for sociable group dining.

Devon pub The Five Bells Inn retains its historic character with chunky Tudor roof beams and a 20th-century bar top. Modern comforts like chic slate flooring and televisions broadcasting live rugby complete the Five Bells interior, whilst the garden is awash with the colour of hanging baskets and pristine flower arrangements.

Country hideaway The Five Bells Inn is a 15-minute drive from junction 28 of the M5, and about half an hour from Exeter.

The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Tiverton, EX15 2NT

Contact +44 1884277288
Reservations +44 1884685931

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 125 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (101)
  • lunch (87)
  • romantic (49)
  • luxury (33)
  • value (31)
  • views (28)
  • al fresco (24)
  • private dining (24)
  • large parties (20)
  • trendy (19)
  • child friendly (13)
  • business (10)
  • afternoon tea (7)
  • entertainment (5)
  • ((((( by from Hemyock

    Excellent food and service. Catered very well for the member of our party who was coeliac apart from not having a separate fryer for chips.

  • ((((* by from Exmouth

    Good food and pleasant service.

  • ((((( by from Cullompton

    The 5 Bells, Clyst Hydon never fails to please. Staff always treat you with the greatest respect. The food is always 100% delicious. Last night they went over and above my estimation when they could offer me several choices off the menu of gluten and lactose free food. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

  • (((** by from Exeter

    A little disappointed with service, we felt rushed and the maitre d was rather grumpy. Food was excellent.

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Had a nice lunch thank you and the ladies serving were very attentive and cheerful.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    The food was excellent and the ambience always good there. Quiet on a Thursday lunchtime. There was a regular menu and a series of specials with fish a particular feature. The food is mostly locally sourced (as are some of the beers) and the whole plaice and cod we had were landed at Brixham. The desserts were just delicious - unusual but with excellent presentation and taste. Not a cheap lunch, but the ambiance, location and above all the food were well worth it.

  • ((((* by from Exeter

    Lovely setting in countryside for this gastro pub.... Staff helpful and friendly
    Food interesting and quite sophisticated .... Beautifully presented plates and great taste combinations ....
    Would recommend this restaurant highly ... And overall bill quite reasonable

  • ((((( by from Totnes

    Excellent food and impeccable service

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    The food was first class, couldn't be bettered. It was a very pleasant lunchtime experience and we'll be coming back.

  • ((((( by from Honiton

    Lovely pub, fantastic food and great service! Can't recommend highly enough, just book and try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.

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